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Solon: Inviting Misuari to Bangsamoro hearings ‘an insult to people of Zamboanga’

Rep. Celso Lobregat of Zamboanga City. congress.gov.ph

A representative of the conflict-stricken Zamboanga City pleaded not to invite Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) chairman Nur Misuari for the panel’s hearings over the recently submitted Bangsamoro bill, which seeks to implement the government’s peace deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sacks of endangered seashells seized in boat


A total of 104 jute sacks containing seashells of endangered species were seized last week by Navy men in a boat in waters between this city and Basilan province.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Zamboanga ‘conjugal tents’ seen

CHILDREN at Don Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex, home to thousands of evacuees in Zamboanga City.  JULIE S. ALIPALA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The city government is thinking of building “conjugal spaces” for couples who lack privacy in their own tents in evacuation centers.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

3 suspected Abu Sayyaf extremists arrested in Zamboanga

A supposed attempt by Abu Sayyaf to snatch victims in this city was foiled following the arrest of three suspected bandits on Sunday, the city police said.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

63 passengers, crew of distressed vessel off Basilan rescued

Members of Army’s Special Forces rescue passengers and crew of JadeStar. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Philippine Army’s 4th Special Forces Battalion

Some 63 passengers and crew of a distressed vessel off Basilan were rescued by the Army’s Special Forces last Sunday.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »